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Times coverage: Reward for capture of brothers' killer

Authorities are offering a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for the September shooting deaths of two brothers.

Jose Martinez, a 24-year-old Latino, and his brother Samuel Martinez, a 20-year-old Latino, were killed in the early morning hours of Sept. 25 at the border of Glassell and Cypress Park.

The two, along with a third friend Marvin Gonzalez, were heading to a liquor store when they were approached by several suspects who asked about their gang affiliations.

Apparently not satisfied with the answers, the suspects opened fire, said Sgt. Gregory Whortan of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division.

The brothers were each shot once in the head and died at the scene, according to coroner's records. Gonzalez suffered a non-fatal wound.

Police said the victims were not gang members.

Read more in LA Now: $75,000 reward offered in Glassell Park double murder

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